This is the seventh installment of our Guest Blogger series and I would like to introduce Wade Hewitt. He says he is a newbie to photography but his images do not reflect this. I hope you enjoy his introduction and visit his website.
Believe it or not we actually do have stars, the kind in the sky not actors, in LA. I wasn’t sure if it was possible, but I was able to capture the Milky Way as a beautiful backdrop for a lifeguard station at the beach in Santa Monica.
My name is Wade but I also go by SamoBiker. As the nickname implies I’m a cyclist from Santa Monica, California. Photography is relatively new to me compared to cycling but it’s starting to get more and more of my time. I really love it when I can combine my two passions.
I gave my wife a camera back in 2010, but I don’t think I let her use it much at all as I caught the photography bug right away. Shortly after that I bought my trusty Fuji X100 and have been trying to discover my style ever since.
While I like shooting many different styles ranging from sports, street and lifestyle, one thing seems to remain constant. That constant is, the love of wide angle black and white images with a photo journalism type feel. I’m not sure how I developed this point of view but I think black and white images tell a cleaner story without the distractions offered by color images. As for the photo journalism feel I like it when an image gives the full picture of a scene with a central element in context with what is going on around it.
You can see my work over at SamoBiker